Six Cambridge City Councilors Endorse Ed Markey for United States Senate
Councilors back Markey following Democratic City Committee Meeting
Thursday, February 13, 2020
CAMBRIDGE — Six Cambridge city councilors have announced their endorsement of Senator Ed Markey in his bid for reelection. City Councilors Dennis J. Carlone, Alanna M. Mallon, Marc C. McGovern, Patricia M. Nolan, Jivan Sobrinho-Wheel, and Quinton Y. Zondervan have all announced their support for Ed Markey.
On January 26, 2020, Senator Markey spoke at a meeting of the Cambridge Democratic City Committee, where he discussed his leadership on issues ranging from climate change to consumer protection and his role as a juror in the ongoing impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
“I am proud to endorse Ed Markey for Senate. He has long been a progressive voice we need on so many issues: climate change mitigation, net neutrality and ensuring digital equity for all Massachusetts residents, no matter their zip code. His experience and commitment to broad new environmental policies through the Green New Deal is the kind of vision we need in the Senate” said Vice-Mayor Alanna Mallon.
Senator Markey has also earned the endorsement of seven members of the Cambridge state legislative delegation: State Senators Sal DiDomenico and Pat Jehlen and State Representatives Michael Connolly, Marjorie Decker, Jonathan Hecht, Jay Livingstone, and David Rogers.
“I’m proud to endorse Senator Ed Markey for re-election not only because of his past leadership on climate, LGBTQ issues and worker’s rights, but because he continues to be a leader on important progressive issues and has succeeded in passing legislation in a divided Congress,” said Councilor Marc McGovern. “The people we care about need results and Senator Markey delivers.”
Senator Markey has been a strong advocate for the citizens of Cambridge during his time as their United States Senator. This past July, Senator Markey introduced the Complete Streets Act in order to curb pedestrian deaths and create more equitable roadways across the country. “Complete streets” are designed to provide safe and accessible transportation options for multiple modes of travel, as well as for people of all ages and abilities. The Complete Streets Act would require states to set aside a portion of their federal highway funding in order to create grant programs to fund “complete streets” projects. Such federal funding could provide resources for Cambridge to expand upon its construction of complete streets, creating a safer city for all.
“Senator Markey was the lead sponsor of the Green New Deal in the Senate. As a fellow Sunrise endorsee, I’m proud to endorse him for re-election” said Councilor Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler.
In January, the Cambridge City Council unanimously voted to ban the use of facial recognition technology. Senator Markey has spoken out against the use of such technology that threatens to breach the privacy of Americans and fought back against Custom and Border Protection’s decision to require the mandatory photographing of all travelers at U.S. airports, a decision that was eventually reversed.
“Senator Markey has been a steady advocate for progressive causes I champion, including action on climate change, a conversation on reparations for slavery, and the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. I hope you’ll join me in supporting him for another term in the U.S. Senate to keep fighting for us!” said Councilor Quinton Zondervan.
“As a Cambridge City Councilor, architect and urban designer, I endorse Senator Markey for re-election because he is one of the very few political leaders who seriously includes long-term needs and impacts within his daily intelligent vision,” said Councilor Dennis Carlone.
Senator Markey has served in the United States Senate since winning the special election in 2013 and has amassed a deep record on environmental, climate, gun safety, and consumer protection issues. His leadership has led to the expansion of opioid recovery and treatment services, strengthening online privacy laws, and historic investments in medical and health research. Raised in Malden, Ed Markey has always stood up for the priorities of Massachusetts.
Liz Vlock, Press Secretary